Host Your Next Event with the Calgary Zoo and Wilder Institute

Looking for a one-of-a-kind venue to host a corporate meeting, special holiday experience or BBQ event? Calgary Zoo has the ultimate backdrop!

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo can host a wide range of corporate events. Here are some of them …

Corporate meetings

Choosing the right venue for your corporate meeting, event, conference, or training is just as important to your success as carefully planning the schedule of sessions and speakers. At the Calgary Zoo you’ll find a unique space that fits your agenda – let us help you shape your attendees’ experience.


A banquet is a perfect choice for both personal and professional purposes – they can be as formal or informal as you like, and as big or as small as you want them to be. The venues at Calgary Zoo have the space, support staff, amenities, catering and equipment necessary to make your banquet a smashing success!

Ocean Wise Seafood Boil Event for the Calgary Zoo. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski


Kick-off summer the right way by celebrating the western spirit with a fantastic outdoor experience. The catering professionals at Calgary Zoo are here to help you host a fun and safe outdoor event. Whether you’re planning a Stampede event or having a smaller team gathering, we can start your summer off right with our delicious food and tasty drinks.

Christmas And Holiday Parties

Provide some festive cheer with Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition! With customizable options for food, beverages and gifts, it’s the most magical way to wish your staff the best of the season. Join us for an incredible indoor or outdoor experience!

Cocktail Receptions

Looking for the perfect social environment for networking within the business world, launching a new product or making an announcement? Indulge in an elegant cocktail party in any of our four venues – celebrating all types of occasions. Make your reception atmosphere as classy or relaxed as you like with budget-friendly food and beverage options.

Client and Employee Appreciation

A client or employee who feels appreciated is more likely to stick with you. At the Calgary Zoo we can help you host Appreciation Events that are available both indoors and outdoors. Increase awareness of you and your brand and give your clients or employees a chance to see you in a different light.

Corporate Zoo Admission Packages

Looking for a safe way to celebrate your employees and their families? Then discover customizable packages for your guests to use at their leisure. An admission package can include either food and beverage vouchers or pre-arranged options for each of your guests!


From celebrity soirees to charitable benefits, there’s a big list of responsibilities that go into creating a fundraising event with a guest experience that will bustle with energy. Let our experienced team help ensure that your fundraising event is a winner!

Ocean Wise Seafood Boil Event for the Calgary Zoo. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

Stampede Parties

Calgary will soon be in the throws of a whole lot of boot scootin’ fun! If you’re looking for a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core, we can help you make the most of the 10-day celebration with plenty of Stampede catering options to suit any style or size of event. Choose a flapjack breakfast, a pulled pork lunch or an incredible steak dinner with all the trimmings.

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